Message From Maira Khani
Convener IAPEX 2017-Lahore
“Growing up from crayons to drafting sets to AutoCAD amidst architectural drawings and magazines, as an Architect’s daughter, both weekend site visits with my father & the Annual IAPEX event glorified my childhood. Hence, I hold this particularly close to my heart and take extreme honor to be invited to convene this prestigious event.
On behalf of Institute of Architects Pakistan(IAP), I am extremely delighted to welcome you to IAPEX 2019-Lahore Chapter. This years’ theme “Lahore Urbanised” will bring together architects, designers, planners, academics, social and environmental scientists and experts from related disciplines to discuss issues of Urbanization in the rich cultural, historical and architectural landscape of Lahore. Following our legacy, we at IAPEX provide a platform to feature some of the Lahore’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers and specialists to convene under one platform and engage in enlightening and thought provoking discussions circling around concepts of public participation, inclusivity, design strategies, human consequences, recreation and public participation in the “urbanized” Lahore.
Our events which include Architects Convention, Building Materials Exhibition and Architecture Students’ Jamboree are designed to foster new knowledge production with our forum sessions deliberating upon various perspectives, covering design of cities and exploring issues and strategies behind urban design, taking Lahore as a primary case study. The theme is less focused on the history of the city than on the way it is adapting to the challenges of the present and future, notably climate change and population growth.
I sincerely wish to make IAPEX 2019 an international platform where all experts can share views & create awareness about these critical issues among all and concurrently work out sustainable solutions for the coming generations